There is increasing research and evidence to show open and green spaces have a positive effect on community sociability, local economy and ecology. These spaces are particularly important in urban environments, where people live, work and recreate. Cassowary Coast Regional Council is seeking to grow the awareness and partronage of Warrina Lakes with the principle objective of creating an inviting and interesting place to experience. This will be achieved through the conception of a strategic master plan to create vibrant and exciting spaces.

The Warrina Lakes Community Parkland Master Plan has following core outcomes:

  • To develop attractive, welcoming and functional places through improved amenity and design;
  • To create a memorable visitor experience by showcasing the natural assets and improving the environmental values of the site;
  • To enhance opportunities for tourists and locals to interact and socialise within the area through art and cultural spaces; and
  • Provide a practical framework that raises the profile of the Warrina Lakes which will grow the awareness and partronage of the facility.
The strategic master plan will provide a 10 year vision that establishes the priorities and strategic direction for projects within the Warrina Lakes facility. The master planning process will involve analysing key opportunities and constraints, identifying the potential of the area's assets, improving the environmental values of the site, evaluating current pedestrian and vehicular traffic arrangements, and collaboratively develop market-tested strategies with stakeholders to revive tired areas and structures. The activation of the Warrina Lakes will significantly contribute to a prosperous and liveable region, for both visitors and locals. It is envisaged that Warrina Lakes will be an adaptable open space that allows for future flexibility as the community and open space function and needs change over time.